Covid-19Statement

The following statement was last updated on 10th December 2021 subsequent to the government announcement on Wednesday 8 December 2021. It applies to all schools, youth groups and organisations who are visiting the Ben Kinsella Trust exhibition spaces in Islington and Barking.

The Ben Kinsella Trust are following government guidelines closely: implementing procedures to keep our staff and visitors safe so that you can be confident to visit us safely.

Please note the following:

  • From Friday 10 December 2021, it will be compulsory for every adult to wear a mask or face covering in all public areas our exhibitions, unless medically exempt
  • From Friday 10 December 2021, it will be compulsory for every secondary age young person to wear a mask or face covering in all public areas our exhibitions, unless medically exempt
  • Primary age children are exempt from wearing a mask or face covering in our exhibitions, but they may wear one if they choose to
  • We continue to operate a booking system and visits are strictly by appointment only. You can book your visit at benkinsella.org.uk/book
  • We continue to encourage visitors to take a free lateral flow test before visiting our exhibition spaces
  • Please do not visit if you feel unwell or should be self-isolating, and likewise please do not bring children or young people who feel unwell or should be self-isolating. We are always more than happy to rearrange visits should you need to.
  • Whilst not a requirement, we ask you to still maintain a distance from others wherever possible.
  • Hand sanitising stations are situated around the exhibition and all staff and visitors are encouraged to sanitise their hands regularly
  • Our much-loved prison performances from our amazing actors will continue and there are no adjustments made to the content of our workshops

Bookings from schools and youth organisations can be made between Monday and Friday at 10am or 12:30pm as normal. Over Christmas and New Year, our exhibitions are closed between 18th December and 4th January.

Finally, please do enjoy your visit and tell others about it! Our team are all so thrilled to be open again and able to tell you Ben’s wonderful story.

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